This week in children's apps features The House That Went on Strike, a story of self-respect. Also this week is the first in a series of stories about characters whose real life stories start where they end. Finally, Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book brings the classic story of a yawn spread round the world to the App Store.

Title: The House That Went on Strike

Publisher: Jumping Pages

Release date: July 23, 2012

Price: $2.99

Background: Former Congresswoman and Association of American Publishers CEO Pat Schroeder narrates this tale of a house and its appliances going on strike against its errant family in order to win their respect.

Features: Highlighted text

Title: Rounds: Franklin Frog

Publisher: Nosy Crow

Release date: August 8, 2012

Price: $0.99

Background: The first in a series of nonfiction apps based on circular characters whose real-life stories start where they end. This app follows the life cycle of a frog.

Features: Illustrated with only circles and divisions of circles, biology fun facts.

Title: Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book

Publisher: Oceanhouse Media

Release date: August 7, 2012

Price: $3.99

Background: This story follows one small yawn that spreads from bedroom to bedroom across the country until finally ninety-nine zillion, nine trillion and three Seussian creatures are sound asleep.

Features: Read to me, read it myself, and auto play modes, individual words highlight and are read aloud when tapped, professional narration.